Food & Beverage

Responding to trends

Advising entrepreneurs, management teams, private equity houses and leading multinationals, our sector team provides in-depth knowledge and independent advice for companies seeking to capitalise on fast-moving trends across the sector.

Our clients span the full range of sub-sectors from food and drink production and distribution, through to end retailers. And our breadth of knowledge means we have the expertise to take full advantage of the technological advances, increased convenience, and extreme customisation that is sweeping the industry, alongside the rise of the health-conscious consumer and the move towards the premium, value-added offer.

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Our Food & Beverage Team

The dedicated team provided excellent advice, managed key transactional issues and showed great commitment to getting the deal done.
Claus Sønniksen, former majority owner and CEO, Dalby Mølle

With offices in Europe, the US and Asia, our food and beverage team has the knowledge to deliver solutions that clients demand in this fast-changing sector.

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Over 60

transactions advised upon

in the last 10 years

€2.5bn

in deal value

over the last 10 years

Over 40%

cross-border transactions

in the last 10 years

Insights

  • Debt funding and ARR lending: UK investment in the Nordics

    In the last couple of years there has been a notable uptick in M&A private equity (PE) activity in the Nordic region, with the TMT sector attracting particular attention. This has also expanded to inward investment from European PE firms, as domestic companies have become more internationally-minded and open to European PE investment in order to expand.

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  • ESG focus rises on debt market agendas

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is very much a topic of the moment in the finance market and is becoming increasingly prevalent in the debt markets. As social awareness and government regulation continues at pace, lenders are adapting themselves for a world in which economic success is not limited to financial returns and where high ESG standards will become the market norm.

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  • Podcast: Unquote interviews Clearwater International to review Q2 2021 PE trends

    Following the publication of the Q2 2021 Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap, Unquote interviewed Clearwater’s executive team to discuss valuation trends in European private equity.

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